Jharkhand Assembly Election Result: BJP respects mandate given by people of Jharkhand, says Amit Shah
The BJP is hoping to retain power in the state following facing setbacks and winning fewer seats than expected, in both Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections, in comparison to 2014 elections. In addition, several allies of NDA, this time chose to contest the 2019 assembly election on their own.
The initial trend for the result of the Jharkhand Assembly Election on Monday showed that a JMM-Congress-RJD alliance is inching closer to victory in the state and the BJP is trailing. The counting of votes for the 81 assembly seats in Jharkhand began at 8 am at 24 districts headquarters. The seats went to polls in five phases from November 30 to December 20. BJP candidate and CM Raghubar Das is trailing in the Jamshedpur East seat and Independent candidate Saryu Roy is leading. JMM's Hemant Soren leading in both the seats--from Dumka seat against BJP's Lois Marandi and from Barhait against BJP's Simon Malto.
In 2014, the BJP and AJSU alliance had fetched 42 seats, but Sudesh Mahto who led AJSU in the polls decided to jump into the Jharkhand battleground alone, without his old ally. Mahto lost the Ranchi Lok Sabha elections in 2014 after he was trounced in a bypoll in 2018 by a JMM greenhorn from Silli. In the backdrop of these political developments, Babulal Marandi-led JVM acquires a distinct position.
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Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das tenders his resignation from the post to Governor Draupadi Murmu, at Raj Bhavan in Ranchi.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal congratulated Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Hemant Soren for election results. Kejriwal said the last two phases of Jharkhand polls took place after Citizenship Amendment Act and the issue of NRC and BJP leaders had aggressively raised the issue during poll campaigns.
After Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra, people have decided to keep BJP away from power in Jharkhand also: Sharad Pawar
"Dented in Haryana, denied in Maharashtra, defeated in Jharkhand. That is the story of the BJP in 2019. All non-BJP parties must raise their sights and rally around the Congress to save the Constitution of India," Chidambaram tweeted.
Former union minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram thanked the voters of Jharkhand for siding with the coalition of JMM-Congress-RJD and added that the election results have shown that the BJP is 'slipping' nationwide.
I also applaud the hardworking party karyakartas for their efforts, tweets PM Modi.
JMM leader Hemant Soren wins Dumka assembly constituency by a margin of 13,188 votes and Barhait assembly constituency by margin of 25,740 votes.
PM Narendra Modi congratulates JMM leader Hemant Soren for Jharkhand election victory, thanks people of Jharkhand for giving BJP chance to serve state
Priyanka Gandhi talks about the families of the victims who lost their lives in the protest against Citizenship Act. Referring to the mother of one Suleiman, Priyanka said, "His mother told me that my son has been martyred for the country. Let us resolve that the Constitution of India will be saved."
Amit Shah on Jharkhand election results:
"We respect the mandate given by the people of Jharkhand. We express our heartfelt gratitude to the people for giving the opportunity to BJP to serve the state for 5 years. BJP will remain committed to the development of the state. Congratulations to all the workers for their tireless hard work."
हम झारखंड की जनता द्वारा दिये गये जनादेश का सम्मान करते हैं।
भाजपा को 5 वर्षों तक प्रदेश की सेवा करने का जो मौका दिया था उसके लिए हम जनता का हृदय से आभार व्यक्त करते हैं। भाजपा निरंतर प्रदेश के विकास के लिए कटिबद्ध रहेगी।
सभी कार्यकर्ताओं का उनके अथक परिश्रम के लिए अभिनंदन।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) December 23, 2019
Nalin Soren of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha wins from Sikaripara against Paritosh Soren of BJP with a margin of 29471 votes.
Kushwaha Shashi Bhushan Mehta of BJP wins from Panki against Devendra Kumar Singh of Congress with a margin of 37190 votes.
Sona Ram Sinku of Congress wins from Jagannathpur against Mangal Singh Bobonga of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) with a margin of 11606 votes.
Rajendra Pd. Singh of Congress wins from Bermo against Yogeshwar Mahto of BJP with a margin of 25172 votes.
Naman Bixal Kongar of Congress wins from Kolebira against Sujan Jojo of BJP with a margin of 12338 votes.
Amar Kumari Bauri of BJP wins from Chandankyari against Uma Kant Rajak of AJSU with a margin of 9211 votes.
Joba Majhi of JMM wins from Manoharpur seat against BJP's Gurucharan Nayak with a margin of 16019 votes.
Niral Purty of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha wins from Majhganon seat against BJP leader with a margin of 4719 votes.
Jagarnath Mahto of JMM wins from Dumri seat with a margin of 34288 votes.
Raghubar Das expresses confidence that he will win from Jamshedpur (East).
I will address the media when final results are out: Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das
Lambodar Mahto of AJSU wins in Gomia seat by 10,937 votes defeating his rival candidate Babita Devi of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM).
I want to thank Lalu Yadav, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi and all Congress leaders for all the support & for believing in me: Hemant Soren
All the grand alliance leaders will sit together and form a strategy for the state: Hemant Soren
JMM's win is the victory of our grand alliance. Sibu Soren's hard work paid off and led to our victory in Jharkhand election: Hemant Soren
I am thankful to the people of Jharkhand for the mandate, says Jharkhand Mukti Morcha's (JMM) Hemant Soren in Ranchi.
I thank the people of Jharkhand for giving clear majority to JMM: Hemant Soren
JMM's Hemant Soren addresses a press conference after JMM-Congress-RJD's clear win in Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019.
Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Nilkanth Singh Munda wins from Khunti seat with 26327 votes defeating his nearest rival Sushil Pahan of JMM.
BJP's KOCHE MUNDA has won from Torpa seat defeating JMM's SUDEEP GURIA by 9,630 seats.
BJP's RAMCHANDRA CHANDRAVANSHI is leading from Bishrampur seat by 2,779 votes against Independent candidate NARESH PRASAD SINGH.
JMM's SUKHRAM ORAON is leading from Chakradharpur seat by 13529 against BJP's LAXMAN GILUWA.
BJP's LOIS MARANDI is leading from Dumka constituency by 461 votes against JMM's HEMANT SOREN. But SOREN is leading from Barhait seat by 9948 votes against BJP's SIMON MALTO.
As per the initial trends at 2.10 pm, BJP is leading on 31 seats, Congress on 13 seats, JMM on 24 seats, RJD on 3 seats, AJSU on 3 seats, JVM on 3 seats, and Others on 4 seats. The trends are for 81 of the total seats.
Independent candidate from Jamshedpur East Saryu Rai says, "Lead of about 1,500-2,000 will continue in the coming rounds of counting. I could win by a margin of 30,000 votes."
JMM's HEMANT SOREN leading in both the seats. He is leading from Dumka seat against BJP's LOIS MARANDI by 32,682 votes and from Barhait against BJP's SIMON MALTO by 26,862 votes.
Independent candidate Saryu Roy leading by 14,479 votes in Jamshedpur East seat against CM Raghubar Das.
JMM's HEMANT SOREN leading in both the seats. He is leading from Dumka seat against BJP's LOIS MARANDI by 2,463 votes and from Barhait against BJP's SIMON MALTO by 8,616 votes.
We failed to convert the increase in vote percentage in seats. BJP govt did a lot of development work in Jharkhand but couldn't get the expected result. Opposition managed to get the votes: BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain
BJP's RAGHUBAR DAS is trailing from Jamshedpur East constituency and Independent candidate Saryu Roy is leading by 771 votes.
We were confident that Jharkhand will give clear majority to our alliance. Trends are good but I won't make comment until final result.We've clearly said that Hemant Soren will be CM candidate of our alliance: RPN Singh, Congress's Jharkhand in-charge.
As per the initial trends at 12.15 pm, BJP is leading on 29 seats, Congress on 13 seats, JMM on 24 seats, RJD on 5 seats, AJSU on 2 seats, JVM on 4 seats, and Others on 4 seats. The trends are for 81 of the total seats.
JMM's Hemant Soren is trailing from Dumka constituency by 10 seats against BJP's Lois Marandi.
BJP's RAGHUBAR DAS is leading from Jamshedpur East constituency by 156 votes against Independent candidate Saryu Roy.
These are still early trends and it is not right to comment now. There are more rounds of counting to be held. I will hold a press conference later in Ranchi. Had Saryu Rai caused damage, I would not have received the votes, which I did so far. Let me clearly state that we're not only winning but we'll also form govt under the leadership of BJP in the state: Raghubar Das, Jharkhand CM and BJP candidate from Jamshedpur East.
These are still early trends and it is not right to comment now. I'm sure BJP will win in the state and we'll form the government: Raghubar Das
BJP's RAGHUBAR DAS is leading from Jamshedpur East constituency by 1,449 votes against Independent candidate Saryu Roy.
JMM's HEMANT SOREN is leading from Barhait constituency by 5,470 votes against BJP's SIMON MALTO.
According to the early trends at 11.35 am, BJP is leading on 29 seats, Congress on 12 seats, JMM on 22 seats, RJD on 5 seats, AJSU on 5 seats, JVM on 4 seats, and Others on 4 seats. The trends are for 81 of the total seats.
BJP's Chandreshwar Prasad Singh is leading from Ranchi constituency against JMM's Mahua Maji by 6,706 votes.
The early trends at 11.18 am shows a clear majority for the JMM-Congress-RJD alliance.
RAJESH MEHTA from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is leading from Bishrampur constituency by 86 votes against Congress' CHANDRA SHEKHAR DUBEY.
JMM's BAIDYANATH RAM is leading from Latehar constituency by 2,443 votes against BJP's PRAKASH RAM.
BJP's NILKANTH SINGH MUNDA is leading from Khunti constituency by 8204 votes against Jharkhand Vikas Morcha's DAYAMANI BARLA.
BJP's RAJ SINHA is leading from Dhanbad constituency by 1284 votes against Congress' MANNAN MALLICK.
JMM's Seema Devi is leading from Silli constituency by 284 votes against AJSU's SUDESH KUMAR MAHTO.
At 10.45 am, Arjun Munda claimed that these are the initial trends and it is too early. He asked people to wait for the final result, adding that the result will be in favour of the BJP.
The results are not as per our expectation. We will have to accept people's mandate. We will play the role which people's mandate has given us. Let the results come, then we will sit and discuss what to do: JVM candidate from Dhanwar, Babulal Marandi
According to the early trends at 10.45 am, BJP is leading on 27 seats, Congress on 13 seats, JMM on 25 seats, RJD on 5 seats, AJSU on 3 seats, JVM on 4 seats, and Others on 4 seats. The trends are for 81 of the total seats.
From Latehar, JMM's BAIDYANATH RAM is leading by 1,353 votes against BJP's PRAKASH RAM.
BJP's Manish Jaiswal is leading from Hazaribagh constituency by 1,829 votes against Congress' Ramchandra Prasad.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said, "There is going to be a clean sweep for Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) in this election. We have fought elections under leadership of Hemant Soren. He is going to be the chief minister."
BJP's AMAR KUMAR BAURI is leading from Chandankyari constituency against AJSU's UMA KANT RAJAK by 179 seats.
According to the early trends by the EC at 10.25 am, BJP is leading on 29 seats, Congress on 11 seats, JMM on 23 seats, RJD on 5 seats, AJSU on 2 seats, JVM on 4 seats, and Other on 4 seats.
According to the early trends by the EC at 10.15 am, BJP is leading on 22 seats, Congress on 10 seats, JMM on 21 seats, RJD on 5 seats, AJSU on 2 seats, JVM on 4 seats, and Other on 4 seats.
JMM's Hemant Soren is leading from Barhait constituency by 664 votes against BJP's Simon Malto.
Independent candidate Amit Kumar Yadav is leading from Barkatha constituency by 2,489 votes against BJP's Janki Prasad Yadav.
Vinod Kumar Singh from Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation) is leadign from Bagodar constituency by 1,418 votes against BJP's Nagendra Mahto.
Congress's Umashankar Akela is leading from Barhi constituency by 3,408 votes against BJP's Manoj Kumar Yadav.
Congress' Jaleshwar Mahato leading in Baghmara constituency against BJP's Dulu Mahato.
JMM's Hemant Soren is trailing from Dumka constituency against BJP's Lois Marandi.
According to the early trends at 9.45 am, BJP is leading on 31 seats, Congress on 13 seats, JMM on 19 seats, RJD on 2 seats, AJSU on 8 seats, JVM on 5 seats, and Other on 3 seats. The trends are for 81 of the total seats.
According to the early trends at 9.35 am, BJP is leading on 34 seats, Congress on 12 seats, JMM on 18 seats, RJD on 3 seats, AJSU on 8 seats, JVM on 3 seats, and Other on 3 seats. The trends are for 81 of the total seats.
Congress' Umashankar Akela is leading from Barhi assembly constituency.
BJP's Raghubar Das is leading by 522 votes from Jamshedpur East.
According to the early trends at 9.20 am, BJP is leading on 35 seats, Congress on 12 seats, JMM on 18 seats, RJD on 3 seats, AJSU on 8 seats, JVM on 3 seat, and Other on 2 seats. The trends are for 81 of the total seats.
Congress' Purnima Singh leading from Jharia constituency by 700 votes.
BJP's Dhullu Mahato is leading from Baghmara Assembly.
BJP candidate Ragini Singh is leading from Jharia constituency.
Mathura Mahato of JMM is leading from Tundi constituency.
JMM is ahead by 664 votes in the Barhet constituency and by 1500 votes in Borio constituency.
First chief minister of Jharkhand Babulal Marandi is leading from Rajdhanwar seat.
According to the early trends at 8.55 am, BJP is leading on 34 seats, Congress on 14 seats, JMM on 18 seats, RJD on 2 seats, AJSU on 7 seats, JVM on 3 seat, and Other on 3 seats. The trends are for 81 of the total seats.
Congress Jharkhand president Rameshwar Oraon is leading from Lohardaga constituency.
Former chief minister and JMM chief Hemant Soren is leading from both the seats -- Dumka and Barhet.
AJSU leader Sudesh Mahto is leading from Silli constituency.
Congress leader Shweta Singh is leading from Bokaro constituency.
Incumbent Chief Minister Raghubar Das is leading from Jamshedpur East seat.
BJP's Samrilal is leading from Kanke seat.
JMM Jagannath Mahto is leading from Dumri.
JVM chief Babulal Marandi is leading from Dhanwar.
According to the early trends at 8.30 am, BJP is leading on 24 seats, Congress on 13 seats, JMM on 24 seats, RJD on 2 seats, AJSU on 2 seats, JVM on 1 seat, and Other on 4 seats. The trends are for 70 of the total 81 seats
The alliance of Congress-JMM-RJD is nearing the halfway mark.
According to the early trends at 8.20 am, BJP is leading on 14 seats, Congress on 10 seats, JMM on 21 seats, RJD on 2 seats, AJSU on 2 seats, JVM on 2 seats, and Other on 3 seats. The trends are for 54 of the total 81 seats.
According to the early trends at 8.12 am, BJP is leading on eight seats, Congress on three seats, JMM on 14 seats, RJD on one seat, JVM on one seat and Other on one seat.
Poster with 'Jharkhand ki pukar hai gathbandhan ki sarkar hai. Hemant ab ki baar hai' seen in Ranchi.
Jharkhand: Poster with 'Jharkhand ki pukar hai gathbandhan ki sarkar hai. Hemant ab ki baar hai' seen in Ranchi. Counting of votes for #JharkhandAssemblyPolls begins at 8 am today. pic.twitter.com/903QC3Q9iC
— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2019
According to the early trends at 8.05 am, JMM is leading on four seats, BJP on two seats, Congress on one and JVM on one seat.
The counting of votes begins for the Jharkhand Assembly Election.
The voting for the fifth and final phase (December 20) of Jharkhand assembly election took place across 16 constituencies, the fourth phase (December 16) across 15 constituencies, the third phase (December 12) in 17 Assembly constituencies, the second phase (December 7) in 20 Assembly constituencies, and the first phase (November 30) in 13 constituencies.